Oxford Brookes in the news – coverage in May 2019

Thursday, 06 June 2019

Oxford Brookes' media coverage in May 2019

Oxford Brookes’ research and student and staff successes received a wide-range of media coverage in May 2019. This latest update provides an overview of some the press coverage received by the University in the last month.

  • New research from psychology researchers at Oxford Brookes highlighted that guidance on safe levels of alcohol consumption is disconnected from the real life experiences and conceptions. The newly published study was picked in various outlets including the Irish Sun.
  • The pioneering research being led by Professor Helen Dawes was showcased as part of Universities UK’s Made At Uni National Lifesavers campaign with good coverage on social media and in print. Oxford Brookes’ Chancellor Dame Katherine Grainger was a champion for the campaign and featured in national coverage including a piece in FE News.
  • The Daily Mail and the New York Post were amongst the media outlets reporting on research from PhD student Elena Racevska related to the relationship between intelligence and the listening to instrumental music.
  • An online tool to help individuals decide on who to vote for in the European Elections was created by Dr Jon Wheatley, Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes and Dr Fernando Mendez at Zurich University. The app was covered in a range of different titles in the lead up to polling day including the Reading Chronicle, Oxford Times and Bucks Free Press.
  • As reported in the Guardian, Grenfell survivors welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to appoint Professor Nabeel Hamdi as one of two new panel members for the Grenfell Tower public enquiry. Professor Hamdi is Emeritus Professor of Housing and Urban Development at Oxford Brookes and founded the influential Masters’ Course in Development and Emergency Practice at the University.
  • The global success of Oxford Brookes’ partnership with ACCA with accounts for 43% of the total number of students taking part in the UK higher education Transnational Education was recognised in a feature by Professionals in International Education News.
  • Oxford Brookes’ commitment to the Stand Alone Pledge to support estranged students was picked up in radio interviews and in print. Over the past year, the University has delivered a comprehensive plan to further improve its existing provision – read more on our newspages.
  • The University hosted its annual Founders’ Day celebrations on Thursday 23 May which saw the official unveiling of the restored kinetic art piece by artist and aeronautical engineer Frank Malina. Coverage of the event and images are featured in the Oxford Mail.
  • Hansard reported on discussion in the House of Commons on the Project LEO and Project ERIC research projects being led by Professor Rajat Gupta and partner institutions. Both initiatives were recognised as being “big projects changing our energy infrastructure.”
  • Energy expert, Dr Lawrence Haar, argues that concerns over short and medium term energy security particularly in petroleum markets are over-stated. Based upon just published research in the journal Energy Strategy Review, notwithstanding official concerns, prices of oil options, as traded in globally, did not reflect heightened concerns over supply insecurity during periods of concern, like the Gulf War or Arab Spring. The predictions of market participants as embedded in how risk was priced, proved prescient and oil markets were resilient to shocks.

Keep up to date with latest updates from across the University via the Oxford Brookes newspages.